Kallal is a town in Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga district. This town is famous for its Theppakulam Temple pond. There is a good networked roadway and railway to this town. Its district headquarters, Sivaganga, is situated 13 km away and its capital city, Chennai, is 426 km from here. Some of the nearby cities that surround Kallal are Karaikudi, Chettinad, Dindigul, Tiruchy and Madurai.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Kallal. Those visiting this town can book comfortable hotels in Karaikkudi, which is 20 km away. A few of these hotels are Golden Singar Hotel (Tariff – Rs.572), Hotel Udhayam (Tariff – Rs.725) and Hotel Subhalakshmi Palace (Tariff – Rs.997).
The official language spoken in Kallal is Tamil.
The important festivals celebrated in Kallal are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, Vinayaka Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few places of interest in and around Kallal. Tourist attractions around this area are Devapattu (4 km), Theppakulam (120-m) and Nattarasankottai (20 km) away from Kallai.
How to Get There
Madurai Airport is the nearest airport, which is 85 km away from Kallal.
There is a railway station in Kallal which is the nearest being just 2 km away from the main town center.
There are frequent state-run and private buses that ply on the roads leading to Kallal. Private bus operators such as SRM Travels and Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels run A/C buses from Chennai to Kallal. Travel websites offer discount on bus ticket booking, especially during the festive season.
Madurai is known to be a famous temple city in India. This traditional city is situated on the banks of the Vaigai River. Madurai is a 2500 year old city which became a commercial center after 550 AD. Tourists are attracted by the temples, prosperous arts and crafts. The city is also called the "Athens of the East" for its fantastic architectural monuments. The best time of the year to visit Madurai would be between Octobers to March since the city is extremely hot during summers.
Budget Hotels in Madurai
There are several star rated and budget hotels in Chennai. Some of them are Hotel Padmam (Tariff-Rs.1,409), Hotel Empee (Tariff-Rs.1,089), Sri Annapoorna Tower (Tariff-Rs.1,294) and Kathir Palace (Tariff-Rs.880).
The official language of Madurai is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English, Saurashtra, Telugu, Urdu and Hindi.
Events in Madurai
Some famous festivals and events of Madurai include Jallikattu(Jan), Chithirai Festival (April / May), Float Festival (Jan-Feb)
Places to See in Madurai
There are several places of tourist attraction in Madurai, though the most famous Meenakshi - Sundareswarar temple (52 kms from Periyar bus stand ), Gandhi Museum (4Kms), Kazimar Big Mosque(1km), Thirumalai Nayak Mahal ( 1km from Meenakshi temple), St. Mary's Church ( 2km from Periyar bus stand), Pazhamudhircholai(10Km north of Madurai).
How to Get There
Madurai Airport is situated about 12km away from the Madurai railway station. It offers domestic flight operations to major cities, while international services are limited only to Colombo.
Madurai Junction is considered to be the second largest revenue division in Southern railway next to the Chennai division.
Mattuthavani Integrated Bus Stand is the mofussil bus stand that is located in Mattuthavani, Madurai. The three leading bus operators / Travels that offer extraordinary services are Abt X bus operator, Sharma Tours bus operator, Madurai Radha bus operator. Booking a bus ticket has never been easier as you can book through your mobile as well.